The first time I heard about vExpert program it was around June 2021. My blog was only 3 months old and I knew it was too soon to apply. The next cycle for application was November/December 2021. As blogging became my passion, I made myself a goal to grow my blog and to try to apply once application process opens. I waited impatiently.
I filled out application and forgot about it but… nope, I will not lie to you, I was looking at the calendar waiting for process to be over. However I did not keep great hope to be accepted.
Few days later I was invited to VMware Social Media Advocacy where I could submit my blog’s posts and share others posts. This helped me to grow the audience.
But the most unexpected happened on January 26th. That day I received email form VMware Communication Manager asking me to take a part in VMware podcast about log4j vulnerability. They loved one of my post related to the issue. You can read about it more here -> Angry Admin was a guest on VMware CMTY Podcast #593
During the show Corey Romero announced that application process has been closed and emails have been sent. I imminently checked my mail box, however I did not see any notification. As this was my first time on the show, on any show, I was a bit stressed and I missed the chance to ask @vCommunityGuy about my application.
I decided to make a joke about it, however, again I was to stressed and once was my queue to talk I simply stated I don’t know if my application made it.
After few minutes Eric told me that yes, Corey had a look and … yes, I was awarded vExpert 2022!
I am very grateful to whole community of vExperts for accepting me, and I cannot wait to see how the program works and become permanent member of the community.
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